The Greater Birmingham Humane Society's Animal Care & Control branch has offered animal control services to Jefferson County and its municipalities since January 2015. The GBHS took in over 18,000 homeless, neglected, and abused animals in its first year. The organization regulates uncontrolled domestic animals, assists with aggressive animal bites and attacks (depending on the jurisdiction), investigates reports of possible animal cruelty and neglect, picks up stray animals, confines strays, loose animals without proper rabies identification, rescues injured animals, keeps records of lost/found cats and dogs, provides animal information and referrals, and promotes responsible pet ownership through education.
At GBHS admission, each animal receives a full set of immunizations, flea and tick treatment, and a veterinarian examination. If an intake occurs after hours and a veterinarian is required, GBHS has veterinarian coverage available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Following admittance, the animals are subject to a state-mandated 7-day stray hold, after which they are transported to the GBHS adoption center for a chance to find their forever home.
Address: 6227 5th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35212.
Animal Care and Control phone line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
To report stray dogs and cats, wounded dogs and cats, or for assistance with animal issues, call 205-591-6522.
After hours, your phone will be handled by a professional answering service, who will pass your message to an on-call officer. All calls will be returned within 10 minutes by the on-call Animal Control Officer.
GBHS City of Birmingham Animal Care and Control (ACC) is open to the public:
Animal Care and Control provides emergency response and on-call officers:
If you know what to anticipate, adopting from the Greater Birmingham Humane Society is a simple procedure. Their adoption procedure is meant to ensure that you, your family, and the pet are a good fit!
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